6th July

Inshore lifeboat launched at 0715 to 22ft yacht reported aground in Stangate Creek, River Medway, one person on board. ILB arrived in Stangate creek, but no craft aground, after further info from UKCG, ILB located the craft aground and listing dangerously in Sharfleet Creek, having gone aground on a marshy outcrop and then sliding down bank, the owner was situated on the cabin roof, with nothing that could be done on the falling tide, the owner was taken on board the ILB and landed at Queenborough Harbour, where the owner would make arrangements to recover his craft on flood tide. NW 2.